Season 5 Episode 5

Jack of All Trades

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 14, 2012 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Quantum Leap

    This may be another episode that makes my favorates list. Yeah it's the switcharoo/brain swap plot all over again but what makes this one stand out is the fact that it's more than just two people doing swaping but four. All the actors performaces were just pitch perfect each of them I sensed really did their research on the others character and nailed thier personas perfectly which isn't the easiest thing to sell as long as it's done right and they have you really felt like one was in the other's body.

    The one with Fargo was really good, liked how Carter conducted himself in Fargo's body from seeing him beat Walce Shawn's character in lazer tag easily, makes sense since Jack has police training but also shows Jack is the real lazer tag king. But to me the funnest moment was seeing Jack/Fargo do the rorshach like test and Jack kept refering to most of the pictures as a butterfly associated with another creature which kinda demonstrates Jack limited imagination, but then again most of those rorshach pictures do look like buterflies. But it was just as funny seeing once Fargo coming back and giving his take on the pictures which I'll admit was impressive.

    However for me the funnest one was seeing Jack and Zane switch at the worst time possible which was funny and a bit erotic as Jack/Zane sees Jo naked (for real this time) again in the shower with him. My favorate moment was seeing Jack/Zane doing those rock climbing training walls and he was really scared, though I'll admit even though Jack never rock climbed he did well. Most of all it was even funnier seeing both Jack/Zane and Zane/Jack give each other grief, from Zane making Carter look like an ass on purpose in front of a hot driver he pulled over however we also discover how bodily and even fachion concious Zane is. Then we see Jack/Zane giving Zane/Jack grief when he said he ate two bacon egg mcmuffin sandwiches and Zane is looking at his own body and complaing it'd take months to work it off.

    And the drama was good, Zane, Fargo, and Alison are still under post tramatic stress over their Matrix experence, I don't really blame them being under an experence like that can really mess up your perception of reality but worst of all personal relationships since the Matrix program is based on possibility and probablity from how the alpha waves of each indiviual are measured, I think. But that just it those things were possiblities and if they didn't happen in reality then that cancels them out, what matter is how one feels about the individual the now of reality.

    I really like the fact that Jo's feelings are for Zane, but she does admit she felt some slight attraction to Jack but that's just what it was nothing more, in a way what Jo said presents a common truth with all of us how we might be friends or work with someone in the same company and would be attracted to them in some way but that doesn't me we're in love with them or even going to ask them out, it's just simply human nature attraction is wired in our system you can't stop this.

    It's a bit sad what happened with Henry, the experence in the Matrix affected Grace deeply and she now has to go away a while to sort how her true feelings. I won't say I was too sad, may'be it's just me it's just I never cared much for Grace or even the romance between the two it always felt kinda forced to me.

    However one happy thing happened when we see Carter propose to Alison in the Cafe Diem and she says yes. It felt good because it was something the show has been building up to for some time and now that time has finally come, I'm just hoping Alison secret on what she said to Jo won't effect things severely let alone be another damn stunt the show is pulling.

    Though the final thing about the episode that was interesting was when Zane and Fargo discovered Holy's brainwaves were still somewhere in cyperspace. I can't help but wonder if this is hinting at what's to come, is Holy going to come back. My theory is that Fargo once he gets a hold of those waves might implant them in cylon humanoid clone, that wouldn't be far off after all Fargo does use the word Frak a lot on the show so hmmmmm. I don't know this could just be wishful thinking I'd like to be proven either right or wrong depending on how this season goes. In the world of reality anything is possible and probable.

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